These crochet balls/baubles are a quick easy project & once you have made the first one, you will be able to whip them up easily within 30 minutes. The hardest part is holding the stuffing down whilst you work the last row!
You can stuff them with anything, toy stuffing, wool, fabric scraps & even lavender.
Work some up in bright playful colours for the kids or festive colours & string together for a Christmas wreath or use thick cotton yarn to make some & sew together flat to make a trivet or pot holder.
Use any thickness of yarn (the picture shows thin crochet cotton) and use a suitable hook.
To make the balls/baubles:
dc=treble dc2tog=double crochet two together to decrease
~ chain 4 & slip stitch together to form a loop
~ 3ch (counts as first dc), 11dc, slip stitch to the top of the 3ch
~ 2dc in every space, slip stitch to the top of the first dc
~ (1 dc, 2dc) around the row, slip stitch to the top of the first dc
~ dc in every stitch around the row, slip stitch to the top of the first dc
~ (dc, dc2tog) around the row, slip stitch to the top of the first dc
~ dc2tog around the row, slip stitch to the top of the first dc
~ stuff the ball
~ (dc6tog)twice, and darn in the ends or chain a loop to the top.
Note: if on the last row (dc6tog)twice you have more than 12 stitches, just dc7together or dc8togther twice for the same effect.
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